Government Nincompoops Set Up Disabled for Obamacare Clawbacks

From Pennsylvania -

“I applied for a subsidy for my husband via phone. He was awarded a subsidy based on my income’s adjusted gross income from the previous years tax return. I was perfectly clear that I was on Social Security Disability. I was clear this was only partially taxable on the 1040 form. No other income. He said we qualified for over 1000 dollars a month in addition to us paying over 500 dollars a month. The rep said he would waive any proof of income! I now find out we are over the limit of their formula for adjusted gross income and will have to pay back over 13000 dollars in subside when our taxes are filed! Please publicize our story. There is no help for us. No accountability when contacting them or government officials.”

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Obamacare’s conceptual train wreck (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare conceptual train wreck – repeal the individual mandate but keep the preexisting conditions mandate.  Numbers show slow-motion death spiral underway.
https://nypost.com/2019/02/11/why-repeal-of-the-individual-mandate-hasnt-yet-brought-obamacares-death-spiral/

Alaska (a Medicaid expansion state) hits the wall – Governor seeks $200 million in cuts to Medicaid program; opponents say state can’t refuse to receive federal funds
https://www.ktva.com/story/39962113/dunleavy-budget-cuts-to-medicaid-draw-backlash
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http://www.sitnews.us/0219News/021319/021319_medicaid.html

Maine already $40 million over projected biennium budget for Medicaid expansion
https://www.themainewire.com/2019/02/gov-mills-budget-grows-maine-government-to-unsustainable-levels/

New Mexico’s Dem Governor seeks to undo skin-in-the-game Medicaid premiums and co-pays (and the price tag is….?)
https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/local/new-mexico/legislature/2019/02/14/nm-reverses-course-medicaid-charges-patients-drugs-healthcare/2865567002/

Utah’s (second) limited Medicaid expansion (100% FPL, caps) may encourage states that have not expanded Medicaid to follow suit
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20190211/NEWS/190219997
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https://khn.org/news/utahs-novel-plan-for-medicaid-expansion-opens-door-to-spending-caps-sought-by-gop/

Utah Governor’s plan to trim back voter-mandated Medicaid expansion will actually cost the state MORE in the short term
https://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-utah-medicaid-20190213-story.html

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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Holding the Genius Masterminds Accountable (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare Genius Masterminds rolled out the hospital readmission penaltywith no clue of what it would do.  Research shows the penalty kills. #ObamacareKills What do you have to say for yourselves, Genius Masterminds?
https://thefederalist.com/2019/02/06/obamacare-raise-nationwide-death-rate/

“Medical Bankruptcy: Still Common Despite the Affordable Care Act”.  What? How can this be?  The Genius Masterminds said we had to have the ACA to stop medical bankruptcies. #ItsNotWorking
https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304901

Poll results: Obamacare didn’t make health care better; only 1 in 4 want to keep it as is. Read it, oh ye Genius Masterminds, and weep. #ItsNotWorking
https://newsok.com/article/5621677/aca-has-failed-to-improve-health-lower-costs

Texas AG seeks to knock out Obamacare’s costly transgender mandate
https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/texas-ken-paxton-takes-on-another-piece-of-obamacare-11548786

Chief Justice ‘It’s Not a Tax, It Is a Tax’ Roberts was guided by politics, not the Constitution, in his Obamacare decision, tell-all book says
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/john-roberts-biography-still-leaves-obamacare-case-as-a-travesty

Louisiana expected 375,000 to sign up for Medicaid expansion. Enrollment just blew past 500,000. ‘We hope it will level out,’ Genius Mastermind state official says.  Good luck with that, you’re gonna need it.
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/louisiana/articles/2019-02-08/louisianas-medicaid-expansion-reaches-500k-still-growing

Medicaid expansion dead for the year in Wyoming
https://www.jhnewsandguide.com/the_hole_scroll/article_d768077d-5265-5fb0-8972-05921f960f3b.html

Idaho Supreme Court rejects challenge to Medicaid expansion
https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article225578040.html

Idaho and Utah hit the wall before even taking the first step; seek to trim back impossible pie-in-the-sky Medicaid expansion mandated by voters
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/428565-red-states-move-to-limit-medicaid-expansion-approved-by-voters

Medicaid expansion would NOT have saved rural hospitals from closing in Kansas
http://www.hiawathaworldonline.com/hiawatha_world/is-medicaid-expansion-good-for-kansas/article_d6bc65c3-a50f-5c81-ae6d-4f02f82bea4e.html

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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The ACA in 2018: Insurers Still Leaving (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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The ACA in 2018: more than half of the counties in the nation had only one insurer, and there was a net loss of 37 insurers.  (Sally Pipes)
https://aapsonline.org/aaps-news-february-2019-fail-first/

Obamacare produced an increase in number of persons insured less than half the increase in the civilian labor force, at a cost of $70,000 per person per year. #ItsNotWorking
https://aapsonline.org/aaps-news-february-2019-fail-first/

Two out of 3 people polled say Obamacare brought no improvement to the healthcare system
https://newsok.com/article/5621677/aca-has-failed-to-improve-health-lower-costs

“California blames drop in new Obamacare enrollees on gutted mandate” – but if Obamacare is so great, why do people have to be forced to buy it?
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/30/california-blames-drop-new-obamacare-enrollees-gut/

Quick rundown on escape hatches from Obamacare – health sharing, limited benefit plans, short-term plans,
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johngoodman/2019/01/30/alternatives-to-obamacare/#bcee12f61ff5

Scenes from a train wreck – Obamacare’s broken promises: You can keep your plan; you’ll save $2,500 a year; you’ll have more choices; the number of insured Americans will go way down; ACA will ‘bend the cost curve down’. #LIARS

“Up to 93 percent of Louisiana Medicaid expansion recipients may be ineligible, audit finds”
https://www.theblaze.com/news/louisiana-medicaid-may-be-paying-millions-for-recipients-who-make-too-much-money-to-qualify

The states’ failure to check Medicaid eligibility is costing federal taxpayers (us) $60 billion a year; Medicaid expansion has made the problem worse
https://aapsonline.org/aaps-news-february-2019-fail-first/

Medicaid expansion adds to the fiscal insanity of runaway entitlement spending
https://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/article225180640.html

20 percent of Obamacare exchange customers in Idaho will be slammed into Medicaid expansion (i.e., be forced onto welfare).
https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/strategy/exchange-enrollment-expected-drop-20-due-medicaid-expansion

Idaho’s cost estimates for Medicaid expansion assumed unemployment would stay below 3 percent for the next 10 years.  Sure, and I’m the tooth fairy. Good luck with that, you’re going to need it.
https://idahofreedom.org/medicaid-expansion-a-fiscal-train-wreck-headed-for-idaho/

The rosy assumptions used to sell Medicaid expansion in Alaska blew up; costs exploded, requiring an extra $170 million for the 2019 budget
https://mustreadalaska.com/after-medicaid-expansion-alaskans-health-failing-the-test/

Medicaid expansion has not improved health outcomes: “we do not detect significant improvements in patient health, although the expansion led to substantially greater hospital and emergency room use”
https://www.nber.org/papers/w25488

Medicaid expansion can’t continue in Montana without new taxes and fees or increasing state costs
https://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/bill-draft-outlines-potential-elements-of-gop-medicaid-expansion-plan/article_729bb25f-dc3b-5f2e-8040-d7213ea66f49.html

Lawyer contesting Idaho’s Medicaid expansion in court is motivated by the knowledge the program is dangerous and will end in disaster
https://idahofreedom.org/thank-you-bryan-smith-for-defending-freedom/

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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Millions saving 60, 80, 93 percent with non-Obamacare short-term insurance (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Millions saving 60, 80, 93 percent with non-Obamacare short-term insurance
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/25/study-short-term-health-plans-80-percent-cheaper-than-obamacare/

Urgent care doc feels sorry for Obamacare customers, delivers instant care for modest cases while customer’s Obamacare card stays in wallet. #SaveMeFromObamacare
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/mark-kot-anti-obamacare-doctor/

Obamacare’s pesky, costly, completely avoidable narrow networks problem claims more victims – “I feel like I’m paying $1,250 a month for something I didn’t know what it is”
https://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/blow-for-aca-patients-anthem-blue-cross-individuals-lose-wellstar/wjY4J2gDzPRikpJeWltGOI/

‘Obamacare saves tens of thousands of lives a year!’ Sure, and I’m the tooth fairy. New study shows exercising 30 minutes a day has greater impact on saving lives than Obamacare does.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2019/01/18/at-best-obamacares-lifesaving-potential-was-equivalent-to-exercising-briskly-for-30-minutes-a-day/#21e749d34df5

Why on earth did Democrats ram Obamacare down our throats when they don’t want to fully implement it?  Dems working feverishly to delay an Obamacare tax.
https://www.libertyheadlines.com/senators-buried-obamacare-tax/

States not using federal income tax records to verify income eligibility for Medicaid expansion, and it’s costing tens of millions of dollars in Louisiana alone. https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/opinion/article_29523080-1b69-11e9-a5d9-cf974d5770e4.html

Medicaid expansion further entrenches hi-cost medical care.  Cutting insurance mandates, boosting association health plans, repealing Certificate of Need, and instituting scope-of-practice reform are better answers.
https://www.johnlocke.org/update/the-case-against-medicaid-expansion/

‘The feds will always pay 90 percent of Medicaid expansion costs.’ Boy, are you naïve. The feds promised always to pay 87 percent of the original Medicaid program in the ‘60s.
http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2019/jan/23/bridge-too-far-no-medicaid-expansion/

Playing the morality card to pass Medicaid expansion is disingenuous. How is moral to crowd out other state programs and run up the national debt with ‘free healthcare’ when other problems are more pressing?
https://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/article224597675.html

Study: Medicaid expansion fails to measurably improve heart attack care. “Care quality actually improved more in non-expansion states”
https://www.medpagetoday.com/cardiology/myocardialinfarction/77460

How to Defraud Medicaid #181 – submit fake bills for treating autistic children
https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/2019/01/21/south-carolina-9-million-health-care-fraud-busted-thanks-to-a-whistleblower/

Medicaid expansion will ‘only’ cost Georgia $200 million a year. OK, what programs will you cut and what taxes will you raise?  Better idea for politicians – avoid the hard issues and make your career giving away other people’s money.
https://www.ajc.com/blog/politics/the-net-cost-medicaid-expansion-georgia-about-200m-year-2022/BE490IAAo4dgcnmZy6lKyJ/

Medicaid spending by states is growing faster than tax revenues and the private economy; Medicaid expansion only digs the hole deeper.
http://www.liberalfirst.com/opinion/medicaid-expansion-supporters-ignore-how-policy-breaks-budgets

Utah Guv: ‘We know Medicaid expansion will blow up, but let’s start it up anyway without any restrictions.’
https://utahpolicy.com/index.php/features/today-at-utah-policy/19177-herbert-says-medicaid-expansion-should-be-implemented-first-then-changed-later

The many-splendored access problems of Medicaid:  30 percent of doctors don’t accept new patients with Medicaid, way more than Medicare or private insurance.
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20190124/NEWS/190129962

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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All the Bad News About Obamacare (It Never Stops)

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Federal trial judge blocks Trump administration rules expanding employer religious liberty exemptions to Obamacare abortifacient mandate
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-birthcontrol/second-u-s-judge-blocks-trump-administration-birth-control-rules-idUSKCN1P82HX

Obamacare’s EHR and bureaucratic requirements are burning doctors out in alarming numbers
https://www.foxbusiness.com/healthcare/obamacare-bureaucracy-burning-out-americas-doctors-dr-marc-siegel-says

States need to get going on new rules expanding association health plans and short-term limited duration plans to provide relief from Obamacare
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/01/17/forget-washington-heres-how-states-can-improve-health-care/

Trump administration’s State Relief and Empowerment waivers can lessen the burden of Obamacare
https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/trump-administration-announces-state-relief-and-empowerment-waivers-give-states-flexibility-lower

Oh, woe is me – work requirements kicking people off of Medicaid expansion in Arkansas. BUT REMEMBER! – the state did it the expensive way and costs had exploded way beyond expectations. State could NOT do nothing.
https://5newsonline.com/2019/01/15/another-1200-dropped-from-arkansas-medicaid-over-work-rule/

Partial Medicaid expansion (to 100% FPL) is directionally wrong and more expensive for states in each individual case
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/partial-medicaid-expansion-isnt-the-solution

Partial Medicaid expansion (to 100% FPL) would cost more money and fail the required ‘budget neutral’ test for waivers
https://www.aei.org/publication/allowing-partial-medicaid-expansion-would-increase-federal-costs/

Yo, Mississippi! ‘Limited’ Medicaid expansion? There’s no such thing. Just ask Utah.
http://www.djournal.com/lifestyle/health/mississippi-might-be-warming-to-limited-medicaid-expansion/article_9c297e93-f587-544e-a3e1-ddd5772111da.html

More ‘surprise’ costs surface in Virginia Medicaid expansion roll-out. #APoliticianADayKeepsTheSanityAway
https://www.baconsrebellion.com/wp/shock-more-surprise-medicaid-cost-expenditures/

Maine’s reliance on budget gimmicks means funding for Medicaid expansion runs out June 30th
https://bangordailynews.com/2019/01/11/opinion/editorials/medicaid-expansion-overdue-but-hasty-rollout-raises-concerns/

Nebraska has to find $48M to fund referendum-mandated Medicaid expansion; proposals include cutting coverage and raising taxes.
https://www.starherald.com/news/regional_statewide/after-fight-over-medicaid-expansion-nebraska-lawmakers-will-now-battle/article_8a82f7b2-d85e-59d1-8faf-971cbef97cd9.html

Let’s review the bidding: Medicaid expansion has blown up in Montana, Washington State, Nevada, New Mexico, etc. It has unleashed a “fiscal nightmare” on taxpayers.
https://www.yankton.net/opinion/letters/article_5f2d307e-155b-11e9-858c-e3c5233f66e5.html

Medicaid expansion not a done deal in Idaho; state constitutional claim the program leaves too much discretion in Washington still in litigation
https://idahofreedom.org/contrary-to-what-jim-jones-says-medicaid-expansion-is-not-a-done-deal/

“Medicaid, the main source of persons newly insured under ACA, was far more likely to challenge or reject doctors’ bills and took about twice as long to pay”
https://aapsonline.org/aaps-news-january-2019-aca-is-unconstitutional/

Game-changer? Trump administration looking at how to do Medicaid by capped block grants to the states by regulation
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-plans-effort-to-let-states-remodel-medicaid-11547259197

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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Pelosi doubles down on failing Obamacare (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Pelosi doubles down on failing Obamacare, wants to increase subsidies
https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2019/01/06/pelosi-wants-more-americans-subsidized-to-buy-obamacare/#54406a701d27

Poll: most people think Texas federal judge’s ruling that Obamacare is unconstitutional should stand
https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/424734-majority-say-obamacare-say-courts-should-invalidate-obamacare

Preexisting conditions provisions are the worst part of Obamacare; main driver of premiums going through the roof and millions dropping coverage
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Worst-flaw-of-Obamacare-Pre-existing-conditions-13518969.php

Follow the Money: third installment on dark money groups behind ‘support’ for Obamacare
https://capitalresearch.org/article/who-is-behind-the-groups-pushing-obamacare/

As many as a million people have joined health sharing ministries (escape hatch from Obamacare), trade group says
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/8/health-sharing-a-viable-option-for-health-care/

Comment period closes on Trump administration proposed rule to make the Obamacare abortion surcharge explicit
https://www.lifenews.com/2019/01/10/president-trumps-new-rules-will-protect-americans-from-funding-abortions-under-obamacare-2/

Pelosi wants to force Medicaid expansion down states’ throats, something the Supreme Court has ruled is unconstitutional
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/pelosi-wants-to-revive-obamacare-provision-supreme-court-struck-down

Montana lawmakers mulling Medicaid expansion renewal, after enrollment has exploded and state auditor found problems with enrollees. Can the money be better spent elsewhere?
https://billingsgazette.com/opinion/columnists/guest-opinion-underwhelming-results-from-montana-medicaid-expansion/article_b3c1c396-5641-5f30-b9d4-2571fb2ebfd0.html

Siren song of Medicaid expansion: exploding enrollment, busted budgets (Nevada’s Medicaid deficit is $56M for FY2019), 8 states had to raise taxes for it, the most vulnerable shunted onto waiting lists
https://newsok.com/article/5619412/point-of-view-dont-succumb-to-the-siren-song-of-medicaid-expansion

Bill to be introduced to block California from using federal funds to put illegal aliens on Medi-Cal (Medicaid)
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/01/08/republican-sen-bill-cassidy-to-introduce-bill-to-stop-gavin-newsom-from-spending-federal-money-on-illegal-alien-healthcare/

No matter how you slice it, the best welfare program is a job (beats Medicaid expansion by a mile)
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/medicaid-work-requirements-way-out-of-poverty/

“Regulators have told states they no longer have to run the traditional income checks…’The Medicaid marketplace … includes no mandatory verification processes, allowing people simply to declare their income and start receiving benefits’”
https://www.baconsrebellion.com/wp/does-virginia-do-income-verification-for-medicaid-recipients/

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

 

 

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Obamacare Enrollment Drops (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare enrollment drops; people cancel automatic enrollments. #ItsNotWorking
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/obamacare-sign-ups-slip-further-as-customers-cancel-plans

Obamacare hospital readmissions policy was successful but the patients died
https://reason.com/blog/2018/12/27/it-sure-looks-like-this-obamacare-progra

IRS can’t collect a billion in wrongfully issued Obamacare premium tax credits – BY DESIGN! #RubeGoldbergsRevenge
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/27/irs-unable-to-recoup-nearly-1-billion-in-obamacare/

Obamacare killed all but 2 insurers in Kansas and jacked up premiums, to boot
http://victorygirlsblog.com/aca-death-real-premature/

Dark money groups with ties to Obama administration and organized Left agitating to preserve Obamacare
https://capitalresearch.org/article/the-dark-money-group-propping-up-obamacare/
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https://capitalresearch.org/article/exposing-obamacares-support-network/

Obamacare is the unsettled law of the land and will always be unstable – rammed sweeping changes down our throats when half the country didn’t want them. Thanks a bunch.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/obamacare-remains-an-unsettled-law-and-will-continue-to-be

New Trump administration regulation requires hospitals to post prices
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/12/thanks_trump_hospitals_now_to_post_prices.html

“Obamacare essentially left American health the same or worse on quality, coverage, costs and access”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2018/12/31/gallup-polls-reveal-obamacares-failures/#11f51daa6979

THANK YOU former Maine Governor LePage for resisting Medicaid expansion to the bitter end – your legacy will be intact, unlike your successor’s
https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/2019/01/04/delaware-largest-known-food-stamp-fraud-bust-in-states-history/

If Obamacare is ruled unconstitutional in its entirety, Medicaid expansion falls
https://www.kivitv.com/federal-judge-rules-medicaid-expansion-unconstitutional-what-now-for-idaho

Budget fight looms in Nebraska; ‘implement Medicaid expansion’ but ‘don’t cut other programs’ – it’s possible legislature will refuse to fund expansion
http://netnebraska.org/article/news/1155539/medicaid-expansion-could-provoke-state-budget-fight

How to Defraud Medicaid #180 – buy a pharmacy and bill the government for expensive medications for dead people
https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/2019/01/02/michigan-complaint-filed-against-sonic-drive-in-owner-for-defrauding-medicare-and-medicaid-to-the-tune-of-1-2-million/

“Audit reveals states owe federal government billions for fraudulent Medicaid overpayments”
https://www.watchdog.org/national/audit-reveals-states-owe-federal-government-billions-for-fraudulent-medicaid/article_68008670-03bc-11e9-882c-d74425a72c35.html

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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Obamacare is ruled unconstitutional (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare is ruled unconstitutional; judge parrots back reasoning – individual mandate no longer a ‘tax’ without revenue, rest of ACA falls as not severable from it; law remains in place during appeal
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1073752927796428800.html
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https://www.circa.com/story/2018/12/14/nation/obamacare-is-unconstitutional-texas-judge-rules

North Dakota Dems lose bid to force state’s Republican AG to withdraw from Obamacare court challenge
https://nsjonline.com/article/2018/12/judge-denies-effort-to-force-n-dakota-attorney-general-to-withdraw-from-obamacare-suit/

State mandates to buy health insurance or pay a penalty likely violate ban on IRS sharing tax return data
https://aapsonline.org/aaps-news-december-2018-who-won-in-2018/

Obamacare a big flop; the number of newly insured through ACA exchanges largely offset by reduction in employer-provided coverage
https://aapsonline.org/aaps-news-december-2018-who-won-in-2018/

Obamacare preexisting conditions mandate is very costly – premiums doubled in first 4 years and necessitated $1 trillion in new taxes; it also caused ACA’s narrow networks problem and skimpy drug coverage
https://aapsonline.org/aaps-news-december-2018-who-won-in-2018/

Obamacare’s narrow networks problem to get worse in 2019
https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2018/12/09/obamacare-doctor-choices-narrow-as-insurers-make-more-money/#4f286fd2437d

Obamacare muddies who is responsible for your care, as doctors must follow computer-based treatment protocols dictated by non-physicians
https://www.onenewsnow.com/culture/2018/12/10/buyer-beware-reasons-not-to-enroll-in-obamacare

‘You can keep your plan’ they promised, but they failed to mention it would be priced out of sight for people who don’t qualify for ACA subsidies
https://khn.org/news/health-insurance-costs-crushing-many-people-who-dont-get-federal-subsidies/

Little Sisters of the Poor caught up in abortion drug mandate fight again as 9th Circuit blocks Trump administration’s Obamacare rules
https://www.lifenews.com/2018/12/13/federal-court-forces-little-sisters-of-the-poor-to-once-again-fund-abortions/

Medicaid expansion blows $300 million hole in Kentucky state budget; 188,000 were expected but 439,000 signed up.
https://aapsonline.org/aaps-news-december-2018-who-won-in-2018/

California Dem to reintroduce bill giving Medicaid benefits to illegal aliens
https://www.weaselzippers.us/404871-california-dems-pushing-for-medicaid-for-illegal-immigrants/

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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Millions to dump Obamacare as individual mandate fine ends (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Millions to dump Obamacare as individual mandate fine ends (enrollment down)
https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/12/03/without-an-obamacare-penalty-many-are-planning-to-drop-health-plans/

“ObamaCare was a massive, colossal failure” at controlling costs as promised. #TellMeLiesSweetLittleLies
https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/health-care-costs-obamacare-ibd-tipp-poll/

Boneheaded Obamacare taxes have cut economic and wage growth, produced higher premiums and subsidies, chased healthy people out of the risk pool
https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2018/12/01/want-to-reduce-health-insurance-premiums-repeal-obamacares-premium-tax/#322d49464ac2

Narrow networks still plague ACA plans.  Hey, Genius Masterminds, YOU did this!
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2018/12/05/Narrow-Networks-Still-Dominate-Obamacare-Exchanges

HHS looking for ways to mitigate problems with Obamacare-backed EHRs
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20181128/NEWS/181129941

Scheduled ACA tax on health plans to cost New Hampshire employer $100,000 – “This type of tax is egregious, especially for small businesses.”
https://newbostonpost.com/around-new-england/obamacare-sales-tax-on-health-insurance-plans-could-be-deadly-small-business-owners-say/

ACA’s burdensome paperwork requirements discouraging businesses from offering employee coverage
https://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/2018/12/06/obamacare-paperwork-hurts-small-medium-sized-businesses/1978008002/

D.C. officials acting like royalty – impose local fine on people who don’t buy health insurance, but the officials get Rolls Royce coverage and avoid Obamacare altogether. #LetThemEatCake
https://thefederalist.com/2018/12/07/dc-council-bills-taxpayers-half-million-avoid-enrolling-obamacare/

Obamacare contraceptive mandate goes down in flames again as Catholic TV network wins in court
https://ijr.com/catholic-tv-network-avoids-obamace-contraception-mandate/

LePage wins! Court schedule means he won’t personally have to implement Medicaid expansion. His legacy will stay intact while his budget-busting successor’s will be in tatters.
https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/06/judge-denies-lepage-stay-request-in-medicaid-expansion-lawsuit-but-delays-enrollment-deadline/

Education spending – linked to economic growth – likely to suffer when Nebraska implements Medicaid expansion
https://www.tribuneledgernews.com/extra/news/bounds-higher-education-intertwined-with-state-s-economic-growth/article_7a0688a8-db1d-53eb-8819-04c1db58d919.html

“’Stunning’: 80% using Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion are ineligible, Louisiana report finds”
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/4/obamacare-medicaid-expansion-beneficiaries-ineligi/

Montana looking at extra $59 million in state expenses over 2 years if it wants to continue Medicaid expansion past July expiration
https://missoulian.com/news/government-and-politics/report-estimates-new-costs-of-medicaid-expansion-in-montana/article_2903df39-9279-5c09-bb89-53695b965c6e.html

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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